Padiham duo’s sparkling 60 years of love

Bill and Dorothy Greenwood celebrate thier Diamond wedding anniversary

Bill and Dorothy Greenwood celebrate thier Diamond wedding anniversary

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A loving couple from Padiham are celebrating 60 sparkling years of marriage together.

Bill and Dorothy Greenwood celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary yesterday at their home in Eton Close.

And the popular lovebirds, who are both 80 years young, marked their special milestone with a weekend in Harrogate, courtesy of their neighbours.

The pair first met in 1952 at Burnley’s former Odeon Cinema when Bill offered to escort Dorothy home to Clitheroe – he then walked all the way back to Cliviger where he was on a camping trip with the ATC.

Dorothy said: “Bill makes me laugh, and we definitely enjoy each other’s company. It has been a great year for us because we’ve both celebrated our 80th birthdays and of course our diamond wedding anniversary.”

The pair married at Westley Church in Clitheroe in 1955 and set up home in Burnley. They have lived in Eton Close for the last 40 years.

Bill, who joked that the secret to their long marriage was saying “yes dear” to every question from his wife, said the pair enjoyed holidays to Benidorm and Tenerife and meals out.

The couple have one daughter Louise, grandsons Neil and Craig, and great grandchildren Freya and Stanley.

The family have paid for them to holiday in Tenerife in January.

Dorothy, who worked at Mullards before retirement, added: “Remarkably, both my parents and Bill’s parents were married for 62 years so it must run in our genes.

“We actually share our wedding anniversary with my parents Tom and Edith Rose, who lived in Clitheroe. We’ve been very lucky and been blessed with a wonderful family.”